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A Star NFL Running Back Is Being Placed On The IR

A general view of the Atlanta falcons stadium.

ATLANTA, GA - AUGUST 26: A general view of Mercedes-Benz Stadium prior to the game between the Atlanta Falcons and the Arizona Cardinals on August 26, 2017 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

The Atlanta Falcons received some devastating injury news for its star running back, Devonta Freeman, this afternoon.

Freeman, who's been dealing with a foot injury for most of the 2018 season, won't be returning to the field anytime soon.

The Falcons are putting the star running back on the Injured Reserve list.

FOX NFL insider Jay Glazer first reported the news.

NFL.com had the following update on Freeman on Monday:

Falcons head coach Dan Quinn told reporters Monday that Freeman (foot, groin) is likely out for Week 7's game against the New York Giants.

That the announcement came a full week before the matchup on Monday Night Football raises more concern about Freeman, who didn't suit up in Week 6 and has played in only two games this season.

Freeman missed Weeks 2-4 with a knee injury, which he suffered in the season opener against the Philadelphia Eagles in which he had just six carries. He returned in Week 5 but didn't practice last week with a foot injury, and Quinn later revealed that Freeman was also dealing with a groin injury.

The Falcons are off to a 2-4 start this season.

Atlanta and New York are set to meet on Monday night.